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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12 of 20] ipath - misc driver support code
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> +int ipath_get_upages_nocopy(unsigned long start_page, struct page **p)
> +{
> + int n;
> + struct vm_area_struct *vm = NULL;
> +
> + down_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
> + n = get_user_pages(current, current->mm, start_page, 1, 1, 1, p, &vm);
> + up_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
> + if (n != 1) {
> + _IPATH_INFO("get_user_pages for 0x%lx failed with %d\n",
> + start_page, n);
> + if (n < 0) /* it's an errno */
> + return n;
> + /*
> + * If we ever ask for more than a single page, we will have to
> + * free the pages (if any) that we did get, via ipath_get_upages()
> + * or put_page() directly.
> + */
> + return -ENOMEM; /* no way to know actual error */
> + }
> + vm->vm_flags |= VM_SHM | VM_LOCKED;
> +
> + return 0;
> +}


I hope you're not depending on the VM_LOCKED thing.. since the user can
just undo that easily!

(this is also why all this "sys_mlock from the driver" is traditionally
buggy to the point of being a roothole, things like some of the binary
3D drivers have had this security hole for a long time, as did some of
the early infiniband drivers)

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